Thursday, September 25, 2008

Taking a break

I'll be taking a short break from blogging. I know it's been awhile since I've written anything. My sweet cat Jake was just diagnosed with lung cancer. His veterinarian tells us that there is nothing to be done for him because of his age. He's been my companion for 17 1/2 years and I have to admit this has got me down. I'm trying to spend as much time with him as I can until we have to say our final good-bye. Just writing about this brings me to tears. He's such a good kitty and I love him so much that I'm not sure how to make the final decision. He's still eating,drinking, grooming and being his cuddly self. I can hear him wheezing when he breathes but I don't think he's in any pain yet. I pray that God will guide me to do right by Jake and let him go at the right time. I want him to stay with me but I don't want him to suffer either. Here are some pictures of my sweetie.

He's a fan of do it yourself shows. And he always watches "Ghost Hunters" with me.

Isn't this just the sweetest face?

He likes to stop and smell the flowers.....


Deborah Truesdell said...

Oh Caroline,

I am so sorry to hear your news about your sweet kitty :( He is a beauty! I encourage you to take all the time you can with him, your blog buddies will still be here when you decide you want to come back. Our furry family members become such a huge part of our hearts and lives. Sit with him, stroke him, cuddle and tell him a bizillion times a day how much you love him. My heart and thoughts are with you.


Deborah Truesdell said...


Just wanted to let you know I am still thinking of you and Jake and sending hugs your way. . . .


kathy mc said...

He is a beauty. Sorry to hear about his condition. I have severals cats of my own, so I know how hard this must be on you. I will keep you both in my prayers. He has been very fortunate to have you in his life. Love and hugs to you both.

Deborah Truesdell said...


Just checking in to let you know I am still holding you and Jake in my thoughts and sending hugs your way.

diane cook said...

Caroline...i am so, so sorry.
God bless your sweet Jake~and you.